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Wednesday 25 May

I'm going out for a meal with wife ' her sister and brother in law.

Razor: Gillette Tech
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock
Brush: Simpson's Trafalgar T2
Soap: Arko (bowl lather)
EDT: Next - Edition

WTG & ATG. This was the 1st time with these blades; they are not bad at all; fairy sharp; fairly smooth. The razor is probably my favourite out of my collection as it gives a decent shave with no nasty surprises.
 

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Wednesday AM 2022-05-25
Movie 'Midnight Cowboy' was released on this date in 1969
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Rooney 1/2 Ebony Finest (24/57)
Noble Otter Monoi de Tahiti shaving soap
LASSC BBS-1
Wilkinson London Bridge (8)
Prada pour Homme aftershave

Since it was my first time using the soap, I scooped a generous almond sized dollop of it, which made voluminous thick, rich lather. Next time I'll reduce it to a large pea size. The lather's fragrance was good, but I wasn't overly impressed. The razor and blade were extremely smooth, as always.
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Nottinghamshire
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SOTD: 25/05/2022

Razor: Green Cult Razor
Blade: Dorco Titan , 1st use
Brush: Crown King Switchback 400
Bowl: 3D Printed Bowl
Preshave: PAA Cube Unscented Soap
Soap: Wickhams Club Cola Puck
Aftershave: PAA Future Fiction Cologne
Balm: Bart's Balm BEN KILBRECK Balm
Additional Care: Osma Laboratoires Alum Block

A great shave with this blade razor combo, I’ve not used the Titan’s for a while for no other reason than they seem to have been pushed to the back of my drawer I store them in!
The soap sample week continued with the excellent Wickhams Club Cola. It was obviously better wrapped and it lathered up a treat and smelt great. It’s a great soap base and will no doubt be added to my collection at some point.
Enjoy your day guys.
 

Mike Smart

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Location
Edinburgh Scotland
Pre = Barts Balm Sample B Lime Essential Oil
Razor = PAA La Criatura Double Slant
Blade = Vintage Gillette Super Silver Spoiler ( 2 )
Brush = Chisel & Hound 26mm V15 Fanchurian
Soap = The Right Handed Giant By P&B with matching Balm
Aftershave = Vintage Brut By Fabergé
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Absolutely top drawer shave today. Normally with these razors my shaves are 7-8 / 10 but this one was 10/10.
As most of you will know sometimes i use preshave & sometimes i don’t
There’s no rhyme or reason to it it’s i sometimes do i sometimes don’t.
If i’m on holiday i always use a pre shave, i think it’s just the thought of using another nice product.
Whether they work or not is down to the individual.
Did the preshave make this shave better than normal with these plastic razors ?
Who Knows but it was first class.
For the guys that don’t know The soap from Phoenix & Beau is a homage to Fabergé Brut and for me they have it pretty much spot on.
I seem to be getting right in to soaps that are homage to scents of the past,
Brut was definitely one i used in my early teens so brings back wonderful memories.
The Brush is probably the star of the show, A real top performer as you would expect from these artisan brush makers.
Anyway boys & girls
enjoy your shaves
Stay Safe
 
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